I have to save my file in .ai and .jpg format with the same name. Whenever I export the file into JPG，it automatically adds an extension -01 for the file. For example "file.ai" and "file-01.jpg". How do I stop Adobe Illustrator from doing this? Because then I have to go to every JPG file again and delete the -01, which wastes a lot of time when the quantity is big.
Thank you for helping!
This would be helpful if I have many files with the same name. But I have to créate many files with different names in two formats (and it's the two formats that have the same name). So I would still have to rename every file by hand.
If there is still interest I would like to explore the options for a solution. I would need to have some precise examples of the filenames and locations of files etc.
Uncheck "Use artboards" option.
This might cause other issues of course.
as long as there no other artwork outside the artboards that will work. i believe is when things are left out/around artboards that illustrator will want to take that along for the ride and append it to other graphics...
Thanks a lot! This works, but then the format of the artboard changes. I need it to stay the same.
If you are using Apple OS you can select all the image and right click and rename them. If not you can use it on Bridge or rename the art boards that will make it easier.
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This is “easy” to handle using Adobe Bridge’s Batch Rename tool using a regular expression based string substitution, to remove the hyphen and one or more digits at only the end of the filename:
However one has to be careful not to create duplicate files in the rename (as shown above with 4 unique named files turning into a single name).
Hi, this is a very late reply, but here's my answer to this.
Illustrator will ALWAYS append numbers to the end of exported file names if you check the "Use Artboards" option during saving. The only way to NOT have this happen is to uncheck this box.
Now, if you're like me and has extraneous design elements floating outside your main artboard for future use, my suggestion is to place these on a separate layer. Lock this layer and hide it when you're ready to export a copy of the main work. This way, you can name it whatever you want EVERY time without the offending appending number system tacked on at the end. Make sure the dialogue box for "Use Artboards" is still uncheck.
Illustrator will capture any and all currently visable elements whenever it exports. By moving extra designs onto a hidden layer when exporting, it won't "see" it and you can export only your main design.
Hope this helps!
This is the actual answer to this question. And as always, Adobe should be listening to these kinds of creative workarounds because if they really want to know what it's users need, its simple fixes like this.